The book has been conceived for all those involved in foreign language teacher education. The authors have mainly focused on the teaching of English as a foreign language because all of the member states of the European Union educate teachers for English language teaching. Over the years, many innovate projects have arisen in a wide variety of national and cultural contexts. The book brings these ideas together so that insights into foreign language teacher education can be seen from a truly European perspective. It offers a rich sample of resources of different kinds. More specifically, it addresses different issues, perspectives, and challenges. Without being a state-of-the-art account, it constitutes an important reference because it covers topics, such as education policies, student teacher knowledge construction, and classroom research, among others.
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Wien, 1999. 262 pp.
Contents: Kees van Esch/Eus Schalkwijk/Adri Elsen/Wim Setz: Autonomous Learning in Foreign Language Teacher Training - James
Lawley: A New Computer-Mediated Writing Aid for Spanish Students of English - Wilfried Proges/Thomas Tepe: Europe and Beyond:
How German EFL Teachers Learn to Develop their Intercultural Competence during Initial Teacher Training - Peter Slagter/Annelien
Haitink: Co-operative Learning in Teacher Training - Marina Bondi: Language Awareness and EFL Teacher Education - Antony Peck:
Training Foreign Language Teachers - the Role of the University and the Role of the School Now and in the Future - Marie-Anne
Hansen-Pauly: Reading Books with Learners of English at Different Levels - Maria Sagrario Salaberri Ramiro: Episodes as Units
for the Analysis of Task Performance - Michael Grenfell: Researching Language Teachers in Training - Elaine Hewitt: Developing
Teacher-Researchers - Manuel Jiménez Raya: Contributions of Autobiography to Knowledge Growth in Student Teachers - Katie
Gray: Reflective Practice in ITT: What TEFL Can Teach Us - Günther Gerngross: A Pre-service Methodology Course: 'Paradise'
Lost and Found - Claudia Mewald: Training Teachers of Young Foreign Language Learners - There is Never any one Right Way to